Kate is getting more vocal. It's more than just grunts and sighs and cries. She is kind of calling out to me. It's pretty cool. I think she's trying to get my attention. And of course I give it to her. But can a child get too much attention? Is it wrong to meet their every need immediately? Does that make children too self-centered? We do raise a lot of kids in this country who think the world revolves around them. I remember when I was on a mission trip to Mexico being amazed at how the children in this poor village were able to share one little toy together...all 20 of them. Anyway I think it's a challenge to help a child recognize that the world doesn't revolve around them...so that they recognize that life is about more than having their needs met. I am willing to take suggestions if you have any. But for now I have to get a bottle ready...she's hungry.
Poppi's Adventures in Babysitting
Jim Kemna (Poppi) was the Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri until he retired at the end of June 2016. Now Jim is becoming an active grandparent. He is babysitting for his one month old granddaughter Katie. Before retirement Jim was responsible for assisting his bishop in promoting the vision of catechesis throughout the diocese. See Meet the Project Team for more information about this author.